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APP: An Ultralightweight Scheme to Authenticate ONS and Protect EPC Privacy without Cryptography in EPCglobal Networks

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Executive Summary

EPCglobal network is used to share product data between trading partners, which was proposed by EPCglobal. In this paper, the authors make the first attempt to solve those two security risks together without relying cryptography. They propose a scheme, namely, APP (Authenticate ONS and Protect EPC Privacy), to guarantee the authenticity of IP addresses for PML servers as well as EPC privacy and to maintain ultra lightweight computation cost. Moreover, they give formal definition of the authenticity and the privacy in ONS context. The security achievements are strictly analyzed and proved. The extensive analysis results justify the applicability of the proposed scheme.

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